I had been toing and froing about whether to carry on this blog, as to whether I was trying to start too much at once, after deciding that I wouldn’t continue, I changed my mind…
I think it is probably a good idea to have a record showing my success, or failure, at making a living being a self-employed artist. If I post a summary each week of what I have been doing, I will then have something to evaluate, a way to focus what I’m up to. Hopefully stating what my plans are and what I have been doing I will be able to see what is working, what is not and where I need to focus my efforts, all the time honing in on the bests steps forward.
So far I can tell you that I have had a bit of a false start to self-employment. After spending a few days recovering from working nights, I then went on holiday for a week. Then after spending a few days getting over that I have yet to get myself into a good working routine, this then will be the first point to address. The second point to address is that I have recently come to the conclusion that the gallery I am currently represented by just isn’t suitable or working out right now (for various reasons). So if I cease representation with them what will I do?
Another thing I need to look at is getting my work seen more, where will be best for this and what will my plan of action be? And lastly, what other avenues of income can I explore, other than the sale of my work?
Hopefully by next week I will have some answers to these questions!